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] in stuffing, mashed potatoes, gravy and more, swanson makes holiday dishes delicious. medicare open enrollment. of year again. gravy and more, time to compare plans and costs. you don't have to make changes. buit never hurts to see if u can find bettoverage, save money, or both. and check out the preventive benefits you get after the health care la open enrollment ends december 7th. so now's the time. visit medicare.gov or call 1-800-medicare >>> break news from connecticut. we expect michael skakel and his attorney in front of the mi cophone. released on bovenltd he was granted bail earlier today. expected to walk out of jail where prosecutors in that state appeal a ruling that essential vacate the decision of the court and give him a new trial. this goes back to the 1975 slaying of neighbor martha mocksley. nephew of ethyl kennedy. we'll watch that in stanford, connecticut as well. >> rule 2014 about obama care and tattoo obama care on each of their foreheads and that will be what 2014 is all about. they want it to be about obama care, we'll make it about obama care. >> that was rnc chair re
anytime soon. if you're eligible for medicare, you might know it only covers about 80% of your part b medical expenses. the rest is up to you. call now and find out about an aarp medicare supplement insurance plan, insured by unitedhealthcare insurance company. like all standardized medicare supplement insurance plans, they help pay some of the difference. and could save you in out-of-pocket medical costs. you'll be able to visit any doctor or hospital that accepts medicare patients. plus, there are no networks, and virtually no referrals needed. so don't wait. call now to request a free decision guide to help you understand medicare. and which aarp medicare supplement plan might work best for you. there's a range to choose from, depending on your needs and your budget. and they all travel with you -- anywhere in the country. best of all, you'll be joining the millions who have already enrolled in the only medicare supplement insurance plans endorsed by aarp, an organization serving the needs of people 50 and over for generations. ♪ remember, all medicare supplement insurance plans
to gut medicare and maybe social security. it is deja vu, the same list of offerings by the republican party they have been giving the public in the last two elections, no to health reform, no to immigration, no to election rights. it worked great. no to health reform, no to immigration, no the gay rights, and maybe we'll see, no to medicare and no to social security and medicare. it is all the same. from one side all the same. what is interesting is the other side. where the change is on the other side of the aisle, yes, on the democratic side there are things that are the same. the democrats are saying yes to health reform, yes to immigration, and gay rights, mounting a defense to reproductive rights and now, they're adding something new, where both the white house and the democratic bench, the up and comers in congress and in the states, they are going back to a place they have you not -- they have not been in a while and for which the republicans have no answer. that is economic populism, yesterday, the blue state in massachusetts voted to raise their minimum wage to 11 an hour, in
think that medicare, for example, provides important health security, and people believe social security provides important retirement security. so there's some things that have been done well. they can be done better. clearly when it comes to the affordable care act, there's good parts of the la and no doubt there have been problems and we're in the middle of a big problem with respect to the web site -- >> more than the web site. the perception here, the people are coming to fine that minimums of folks, they lose their policy or keep the policies they have to pay a lot more so it gets back to what nancy pelosi says you have to pass this to find out what's inside this. do you think she knew exactly what was inside this and just didn't want to share it? >> now, look, i think that nancy pelosi understands what is in the legislation -- >> did any of you know this would happen or fear this would happen? >> are you talking about the -- no one could predict the webs had all these problems -- >> the web site is a herculean -- but the millions who are finding they're kicked off their plans or p
'm only in my 60's. i've got a nice long life ahead. big plans. so when i found out medicare doesn't pay all my medical expenses, i looked at my options. then i got a medicare supplement insurance plan. [ male announcer ] if you're eligible for medicare, you may know it only covers about 80% of your part b medical expenses. the rest is up to you. call now and find out about an aarp medicare supplement insurance plan, insured by unitedhealthcare insurance company. like all standardized medicare supplement insurance plans, it helps pick up some of what medicare doesn't pay. and could save you in out-of-pocket medical costs. to me, relationships matter. i've been with my doctor for 12 years. now i know i'll be able to stick with him. [ male announcer ] with these types of plans, you'll be able to visit any doctor or hospital that accepts medicare patients. plus, there are no networks, and virtually no referrals needed. so don't wait. call now and request this free decision guide to help you better understand medicare... and which aarp medicare supplement plan might be best for you. there's
. big plans. so when i found out medicare doesn't pay all my medical expenses, i looked at my options. then i got a medicare supplement insurance plan. [ male announcer ] if you're eligible for medicare, you may know it only covers about 80% of your part b medical expenses. the rest is up to you. call now and find out about an aarp medicare supplement insurance plan, insured by unitedhealthcare insurance company. like all standardized medicare supplement insurance plans, it helps pick up some of what medicare doesn't pay. and could save you in out-of-pocket medical costs. to me, relationships matter. i've been with my doctor for 12 years. now i know i'll be able to stick with him. [ male announcer ] with these types of plans, you'll be able to visit any doctor or hospital that accepts medicare patients. plus, there are no networks, and virtually no referrals needed. so don't wait. call now and request this free decision guide to help you better understand medicare... and which aarp medicare supplement plan might be best for you. there's a wide range to choose from. we love to travel -
. then that smaller group that has people who are poor but not poor enough to qualify for medicare is the one that really concerns them. >> juan, this is bob. by the way, the aei is a right-wing think tank, about the last place i would go for any definitive numbers. leaving that aside, did they say anything about the legislation that the republicans passed in the house? >> no. i mean, look, this is very interesting, bob. basically the attitude was look the republicans don't want to work with us. they are totally opposed to anything. and they are delighting in our trouble. but the fact is they think once the market gets stabilized, once everything is in place, once the insurance companies figure out how they are working with the new marketplace they think the republicans are after 2014 election may come around yeah we have some things to fix and now we're willing to work with you. they have to fix the website. they got to make sure they have a solid marketplace that people are attracted to and have a sustainable pool of people in the marketplace. >> republicans helping them. that's a cold day
passion. and it's not letting up anytime soon. if you're eligible for medicare, you might know it only covers about 80% of your part b medical expenses. the rest is up to you. call now and find out about an aarp medicare supplement insurance plan, insured by unitedhealthcare insurance company. like all standardized medicare supplement insurance plans, they help pay some of the difference. and could save you in out-of-pocket medical costs. you'll be able to visit any doctor or hospital that accepts medicare patients. plus, there are no networks, and virtually no referrals needed. so don't wait. call now to request a free decision guide to help you understand medicare. and which aarp medicare supplement plan might work best for you. there's a range to choose from, depending on your needs and your budget. and they all travel with you -- anywhere in the country. best of all, you'll be joining the millions who have already enrolled in the only medicare supplement insurance plans endorsed by aarp, an organization serving the needs of people 50 and over for generations. ♪ remember, all medi
entrees. on the table by not choosing the rit medicare d plan. no one could hav left this much money here. whoo-hoo-hoo! yet many seniors whoompare medicare d plans realize they can save hundreds of dollars. cvs/pharmacy wants to help you save on medicare expenses. talk to your cvs prmacist, ll, or go to cvs.com/compare to get your free, personalized pl comparison today. call, go online, or visit your local store today. >>> late today it was announced new efforts towards opposing new sanctions on iran. talks at the west aimed at easing though sanctions hit a road back in geneva. they're trying to come up with a deal acceptable to all sides. u.s. and eithits partners want restrictions on their ability to enrich uranium. companies are invited to get involved. organization for prohibition of chemical weapons is asking for proposals from firms asking for the treatment and disposal of about 700 tons of chemicals. there could be problems with the deal and afghanistan over keeping american troops there after next year. national security correspondent jennifer griffen has the latest. >> reporter:
the game in reverse. they are saying, well, we're expanding medicare and medicaid in the state we're doing great things but obama care sucks, horrible, we need to get rid of it. >> made an impassioned sort of argument for why he should take the medicaid money, the poor people in the state. some of these guys will be able to make a argument when push came to shove, can you hate obama but i was trying to help the poor people. there's a way to split hairs and that's what you'll see. >> all of them should get pairs of glasses. no, that was the guy with glasses that expanded. >> the poet. >> jonathan franzen. after the break, as lawmakers consider billions in cuts for food stamps, a new report finds the number receiving assistance is declining. that does not mean we are actually any closer to solving the problem of hunger in america. we will discuss food insecurity next on "now." ♪ [ female announcer ] can you bridge a divide with a fresh baked brownie? ♪ yes! yes you can. bake the world a better place with nestle toll house. we know we're not the center of your life, but we'll do our best
, the republicans have a problem on health care. remember when medicare was introduced, rwanda reagan, bob dole and george h.w. bush were against medicare. the modern day republican voted for paul ryan which was a voucher system with with with senior citizens -- >> i think it's the wrong analogy. you're looking at substance versus style. when george h.w. bush said, read my lips, no new taxes and he broke the pledge that was the deal breaker. if you like your plan, you keep your plan, every month -- >> full disclosure. bob said during the five yesterday and i think he's still mad at me -- are we okay? >> we're all right. >> are you going to hug? >> i have seen democrats threaten republicans. you're going to cut medicare. they're going to cut grandma's medicare. all the ads with paul ryan pushing grandma off the cliff. we have seen it since the '80s, but the democrats did it. they already cut 700 billion -- >> so did paul ryan in his proposal. >> one is real and one happened. one has already gutted medicare. >> what was the intention -- >> it doesn't matter. >> shake hands. you're going to fight
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the right medicare d plan. no one could have left this much money here. whoo-hoo-hoo! yet many seniors who compare medicare d plans realize they can save hundreds of dollars. cvs/pharmacy wants to help you save on medicare expenses. talk to your cvs pharmacist, call or go to cvs.com/compare to get your free, personalized plan comparison today. call, go online, or visit your local store today. [ superfan ] we're hitting the road to help america discover the new helper. you've got to try this sweet & sour chicken helper. i didn't know they made chicken. crunchy taco or four cheese lasagna? can i get another one of those actually? [ superfan ] hey, america we're here to help. ♪ ♪ [ male announcer ] introducing new fast acting advil. with an ultra-thin coating and fast absorbing advil ion core™ technology, it stops pain before it gets worse. nothing works faster. new fast acting advil. look for it in the white box. >>> this is a video of driver brian gillespie taking part in a dry lake race in southern california. he was going nearly 200 mile' hour when his car started to t
of the budget committee, would you be in favor of means testing social security and medicare down to $100,000 a year and hope that that saves medicare and social security for another 20 or 30 years? guest: i think it is time to to start the discussion. social security is vital to senior citizens across the country, and it is scheduled to go bankrupt in 20 years. the disability portion is scheduled to run out of money in three years. -- we cannot keep kicking the can down the road. it is time to have a discussion on how to preserve and protect this important program. i hope the discussion can begin because it is very important and we have to protect it. host: what you make of the thatine in "political" frank lucas said it was deadline week this week, that they need to come to a deal on farm legislation. great, if weld be could get it this week. it it is a good goal. we have been talking about this for three years now. we are at the conference committee stage, so that is encourage. there is agreement on most of the portions. there are three main sections they are discussing, and there are q
. griffith. >> thank you, mr. chairman. speaking of medicare part d, no one was required by law or forced a penalty to subscribe to that, isn't that correct? >> no. but we did auto enroll medicaid dual eligibles into medicare part d. >> it is a different animal than what we're dealing with now because of americans are told they can have their insurance so they will have to sign up through the exchanges. so i do appreciate that but there is a difference. one of the things when you get a time to take a look at the report, i think it's a symptom of the problems this website has had is that you were not included in the briefings on the report that has come to light in the last 24 hours. when you get a chance to read that one of the things you'll see is a filter ought to be one person overseeing all the different parts. listening to the vendors who previously testified before this committee it looked like they were each building their own part and in the last month they had excluded altogether. in the last two weeks -- two weeks things are changing. you really want to have, you want to defined
! wow! it's the oats. honey. yeah. honey bunches of oats. this is a great cereal. medicare open enrollment. of year again. time to compare plans and costs. you don't have to make changes. but it never hurts to see if you can find better coverage, save money, or both. and check out the preventive benefits you get after the health care law. open enrollment ends december 7th. so now's the time. visit medicare.gov or call 1-800-medicare uh just gonna hang out. it's a school night. with gary and todd? yea. not sure about those two. i've been meaning to ask you - this is tougher than i thought - is there any drinking going on in this crowd? no. i hope not, because alcohol can lead you to say things and do things you that you really wish you hadn't. isn't this what you're supposed to say? i know. so if any of your buddies ever pressure you to take a drink, just tell them you promised your dad you wouldn't. i'd do anything to keep you safe. ok. i will. i hope this is working. i promise. i love you too dad. they really do hear you. brian? yea? so start the conversation even before they'r
the congressional budget office to reduce its projections of future medicare and medicaid spending significantly, representing about a 10% reduction in projected spending on the government's biggest health care programs. and an analysis of the affordable care act indicates that around 1.5% of people buying health insurance under the affordable care act will actually pay more than they were paying for health insurance before the affordable care act. joining me now is msnbc's crystal ball and jonathan gruber, mit professor of economics who helped write the massachusetts health care law. professor gruber, this number, the 1.5% is what we've been wondering about since we first started hearing the stories about policy cancellations and people having to get new insurance and what we wanted to know is how many of these people will actually end up paying more? some estimates said maybe 5% but it turns out to be something very low. >> well, the main point, lawrence, is that most americans are simply not affected. most americans get their health insurance from their employer, the government are not affect
you'll be able to visit any doctor or hospital that accepts medicare patients. plus, there are no networks, and virtually no referrals needed. see why millions of people have already enrolled in the only medicare supplement insurance plans endorsed by aarp. don't wait. call now. spraef right now on "andrea mitchell reports," state of play, my exclusive with secretary of state on afghanistan. secretary kerry denies the u.s. troop is open ended. >> years and years. >> let me put this very clearly. >> please. >> we are not talking about years and years. that is not what is contemplated. >> certainly what the afghans say. they confirmed a letter from the president. >> that is not what is contemplated years and years. it is way shorter than years and years. >> north korea, back channel talks to try and free an 85-year-old california man, korean war vet, grandfather detained while touring pyongyang. >> they should release him. >> among other men. they have other people, too. these are all very, very disturbing choices by the north koreans of. >> are the chinese helpful? >>
for an important message for americans eligible for medicare. the annual enrollment period is now open. now is the time to find the coverage that's right for you ...at the right price. the way to do that is to explore your options. you can spend hours doing that yourself ... or you can call healthmarkets, and let us do the legwork for you - with no cost or obligation. we'll search a variety of plans from nationally recognized companies to find the coverage that's the best fit for you, at a price that fits your budget. and we'll do it at no charge to you. you can talk to us over the phone ... or meet with a local licensed representative in person. why pay a penny more than you have to for an insurance policy? in the past 3 years alone, healthmarkets insurance agency has enrolled americans in more than 1.1 million insurance polices ... put our free service to work for you at no charge. >>> partisan pattals in washington just made history. senate democrats passed what's been dubbed the nuclear option, which basically ditches traditional rules for some filibusters that apply to executive nomine
i found out medicare doesn't pay all my medical expenses, i got a medicare supplement insurance plan. [ male announcer ] if you're eligible for medicare, you may know it only covers about 80% of your part b medical expenses. the rest is up to you. call now and find out about an aarp medicare supplement insurance plan, insured by unitedhealthcare insurance company. like all standardized medicare supplement insurance plans, it could save you in out-of-pocket medical costs. call now to request your free decision guide. i've been with my doctor for 12 years. now i know i'll be able to stick with him. [ male announcer ] you'll be able to visit any doctor or hospital that accepts medicare patients. plus, there are no networks, and virtually no referrals needed. see why millions of people have already enrolled in the only medicare supplement insurance plans endorsed by aarp. don't wait. call now. >>> and these are the headlines from around the globe. the fed re-ignites thoughts tapering might come this year. it's a different matter in france where all sectors contracted in november activity
. on the table by not choosing the right medicare d plan. no one could have left this much money here. whoo-hoo-hoo! yet many seniors who compare medicare d plans realize they can save hundreds of dollars. cvs/pharmacy wants to help you save on medicare expenses. talk to your cvs pharmacist, call, or go to cvs.com/compare to get your free, personalized plan comparison today. call, go online, or visit your local store today. i'm bethand i'm michelle. and we own the paper cottage. it's a stationery and gifts store. anything we purchase for the paper cottage goes on our ink card. so you can manage your business expenses and access them online instantly with the game changing app from ink. we didn't get into business to spend time managing receipts, that's why we have ink. we like being in business because we like being creative, we like interacting with people. so you have time to focus on the things you love. ink from chase. so you can. ♪ [ male announcer ] 1.21 gigawatts. today, that's easy. ge is revolutionizing power. supercharging turbines with advanced hardware and innovative software.
dealing with the healthcare through government through medicare and medicaid and permanently it's not very friendly. it's always been the physician that had to deal with an unfriendly government. now it's every consumer in america. every individual patient in america has to deal with unfriendly government. i think we are finding they are not going to be too pleased. >> email tonight and last night president obama pretty much suggested that the g.o.p. was in the way of fixing these glitches. are you in the way? >> interesting thing is we offered before all of this came out we offered him a pass. we offered him a whole year where he didn't have to go through this individual mandate. none of this that he is going through right now would have happened if he would have taken us up on his offer. and our offer really was during the middle of the shutdown, we were offering a compromise. one year delay of the mandate and he would have avoided a lot of this. >> where does this leave us now? i mean, you know, i guess it might be particularly appalling to the american people to find out that they care
, including medicare. ask your health care provider about levemir® flexpen today. >>> advise and consent, if it is to mean anything at allocationly consent is not given. >> that is the senate minority leader today criticizing harry reid and defending senators' right to not allow a final vote on a president's judicial nominees. what about when he and his party were in the majority? as you might expect that was slightly different. on may 22nd, 2005 the then majority whip said, quote, let's get back to the way the senate operated for over 200 years, up or down votes on the president's nominee, no matter who the president is, no matter who's in control of the senate. joining us now is our resident nuclear expert jimmy williams a democratic strategist and msnbc contributor. jimmy, these battles about changing the rules of debate go back by our research to at least 1890 and the sides tend to flip only when the majority does. usually they end only in compromise. today is not one of those days. tell us why. >> hypocrisy raines king today unfortunately in the united states senate. let me precurso
part b medical expenses. the rest is up to you. so consider an aarp medicare supplement insurance plan, insured by unitedhealthcare insurance company. like all standardized medicare supplement insurance plans, they could save you in out-of-pocket medical costs. call today to request a free decision guide. with these types of plans, you'll be able to visit any doctor or hospital that accepts medicare patients... plus, there are no networks, and virtually no referrals needed. join the millions who have already enrolled in the only medicare supplement insurance plans endorsed by aarp... and provided by unitedhealthcare insurance company, which has over 30 years of experience behind it. with all the good years ahead, look for the experience and commitment to go the distance with you. call now to request your free decision guide. >>> it is time, it is time for the "lightning round" on cramer's "mad money." rapid-fire calls, i tell you whether to buy or sell. we play until this sound and then the "lightning round" is over. are you ready skee-daddy, time for the "lightning round" on cramer's
to what medicare would have made for the whole thing. >> give me a fair price and you'll get your money. >> reporter: north side isn't willing to take tracy's offer and refused our repeated requests for an interview. they wouldn't explain pricing. >> you don't think it's your job to clarify for people? everyone is confused and we deserve an answer. >> reporter: the american hospital association told us hospitals like north side lose millions of dollars a year from patients who don't pay their bills and on medicare and medicaid shortfalls, so people like tracy end up having to make up the difference. >> you'll have to keep fighting this. >> i'll fight it as long as i have to. >> reporter: and tonight tracy tells us her hospital has offered to lower her bill but only by a few hundred dollars meaning she's still on the hook for almost $20,000. >> what is fair for tracy and so many people like her, national outrage, what's the first possible thing to tackle on this front? >> in a word, transparency. lowering prices comes down to making them public and clear. that's a first step. >> we want
? another goat diaper story coming your way. ♪ ♪ vo: it's that time of year again. medicare open enrollment. time to compare plans and costs. you don't have to make changes. buit never hurts to see if u can find bettoverage, save money, or both. and check out the preventive benefits you get after the health care la open enrollment ends december 7th. so now's the time. visit medicare.gov or call 1-800-medicare [ female announcer ] some people like to pretend a flood could never happen to them. and that their homeowners insurance protects them. [ thunder crashes ] it doesn't. stop pretending. only flood insurance covers floods. ♪ visit floodsmart.gov/pretend to learn your risk. >>> after meeting at the white house yesterday when all the lights were on, state insurance commissioners are apparently not sold on the president's obamacare fix of one year. >> that's right. in a statement, the group said state insurance regulators stress their concern that different rules for different policies would be detrimental and could result in higher premiums for consumers. >> is the president's fix a fix
from medicare, medicaid, or their own employer. so eight out of 10 americans are not being affected at all by this discussion we're having. the affordable care act and the website is designed to help the 15% of the population that is currently uninsured, and 5% of the population who buys individual insurance policies. that is what this is about. when you hear about glitches in this website and some of the concerns with which providers are on the site and which ones are not, all americans think this is affecting me. eight out of 10 americans see no effect from this. seniors on medicare, the only effect of the affordable care act is to close the donut hole for them and give them free preventative health services. what i see in my hometown in pittsburgh and what i hear from constituents all over is this anxietyexciting -- about what is going on with the website, how it affects them personally. eight out of 10 americans will not be affected by this. the date for a relaunch for healthcare.gov. what do you think about the deadline? guest: i think the website gets approved every day. the g
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, all for free. medicare open enrollment. of year again. time to compare plans and costs. you don't have to make changes. buit never hurts to see if u can find bettoverage, save money, or both. and check out the preventive benefits you get after the health care la open enrollment ends december 7th. so now's the time. visit medicare.gov or call 1-800-medicare >>> >>> back-to-back back of the book segment tonight. trying to get people to sign up for obama care by using wacky advertising. >> whoa, whoa, whoa! ow, ow. >> minnesota. land of 10,000 reasons to get health insurance. ♪ >> say hi to chance. without health insurance you're playing with her. too bad because washington health plan finder offers financial help on new plans and without one, it could bite you. ♪ >> that made me sick. here now to further the conversation, julia huddy. >> hello. >> the state government, the legislatures are using tax dollars for those dopey things. >> taxpayer money used for marketing. >> they got it from the federal government in grants. >> they did, yes. >> to persuade people to go into obama care.
] if you haven't checked your medicare drug plan this year, you could be at the corner of "i'm throwing away money" and "i had no idea." well, walgreens has your back. our expert pharmacists can help you find a plan that could save you more with our free comparison report. so you can keep your money where it belongs. check your plan at walgreens. and you could save up to 75% on prescription copays. at the corner of happy and healthy. we have a situation. what? we're out of dunkin'. emergency backup. one taste, and you'll understand. enjoy dunkin' donuts coffee anytime. pick some up where you buy groceries. america runs on dunkin'. but, soft...what light... ... through yonder window breaks ... it is the east ... and juliet is the sun good night! good night... parting is such sweet sorrow ... that i shall say good night 'til it be morrow >>> right then. here's "the play of the day." >>> right then. here's "the play of the day." >> here we go. and we saw this last week. jean-claude van damme, in a spot for volvo trucks, makes it no less remarkable to see. the trucks actually going backward
medicare. he proposed the peace corps. he was talking about discussions with the soviets about disarmament, he was very much ahead of his time. i think that was one of the reasons it was a very close election. >> how was your father -- how would he grade him as a fellow intellectual? was he a person who loved ideas, coined the phrase for adlai stevenson? >> my father thought that jack kennedy was more of an intellectual than adlai stevenson. he took great ideas and surrounded himself with people with great ideas. but kennedy actually liked to read books that his advisers gave him. and he was -- so it is a funny irony that -- >> yeah, i know, i think stevenson's book was the social registry, but that was part of the irony. let me go back to steven on this. they like to say i'm conservative for fiscal matters, but on social matters i tend to be liberal. on the other hand, they say well, kennedy promised a lot but didn't get much done, but what was your idea on the book, his assessment of kennedy's achievements as president? your dad? >> well, you know, i think he felt that kennedy was shut d
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for their medicare. offar, the budget is one millionaires over medicare and we are on the side of the american people who have access to medicare as a pillar of their economic and health security. beefully the budget will driven by values. hopefully it will be evidence- based. hopefully it will reflect the need for us to get to work to create jobs to reduce the deficit. i hope you have a very happy thanksgiving. -- i don'tafternoon know what time we will get out, but later this afternoon we will be having a special order to observe the 50th anniversary, which is tomorrow, of the assassination of president kennedy. this is something that none of you were born at the time, but for those of us who witnessed it or were alive at the time, we who be speaking to others others who were inspired also. since we are out tomorrow, we are going to be very prayer full today and send our wishes. i know the kennedy family is more interested in focusing on the president's birthday or his inauguration day with many other accomplishments. yesterday was beautifully observed, the 50th anniversary of the signing of the pr
reason. >> i'm sorry. i was trying to address the policy ramifications for medicare, for medicare advantage for other programs that other people are involved with. we talk about the seniors but the way this thing is implement over the next 18 months or so, it will be expensive for average people. they're doing the kitchen table math. and then when we start doing actuarial math, what it will take to support this program, if it ever gets stood up, it will break the bank and that's what republicans have been saying all along. it is not a talking point. it is just math. >> we'll leave it there for nowism look forward to having both of you back. even though president's speech only the, he hopes it will turn eyes off the obama care issue -- eyes will not turn off of it. we'll have more from the presidential dinner. he is expected to speak at any moment about the legacy of jfk and we'll be taking that live. that's the room where the president will be speaking in a few moments. and we'll be going there with you. plus, new information about the state senator who was stabbed more than ten t
a narrow choice of doctors and hospitals. less than what people get through medicare or employer-based coverage. concerns are being already raised in some states and some hospitals have lodged complaints over the network issue. >> spying bombshelling from classified na documents and one memo dated in 2005 says the agency can spy on british citizens and citizens of america's cloes allies under specific circumstances and without their sent. this even though the english speaking countries have an official nonspying pact with each other. another memo from 2007 says an agreement was reached between the u.s. and uk that allowed the nsa to unmask britain's personal better. >>> to geneva and the talks between the west and iran over its nuclear program. the obama administration does not want to rush but the more time to strike a deal the more resistance from friends and foes alike. jim sciutto is live in geneva for us. what can you tell us? >> reporter: negotiators doing battle this morning at the bargaining table. the first significant meeting between the iran foreign minister and eu for
'm concerned about physician supervision regulations which may be released by the centers for medicare and medicaid services late they are month. physicians and surgeons and nurses and staff in rural areas are highly trained and experienced in determining the level of care. failure to allow them to determine the level of care may further discourage physicians from seeking rural positions. i will continue to fight to ensure our rural communities maintain access to the quality care and i appreciate the opportunity to recognize national rural health care day. thank you, mr. speaker. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back. for what purpose does the gentlewoman from texas seek recognition? >> i ask unanimous consent to address the house for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentlewoman is recognized for one minute. ms. jackson lee: thank you, mr. speaker. there are remaining issues of justice that this house must address. first let me offer my deepest sympathy to the people of the philippines who, as you look at the landscape, 10 million p
remember, all medicare supplement insurance plans help cover what medicare doesn't pay. and could save you in out-of-pocket medical costs. call now to request your free decision guide. and learn more about the kinds of plans that will be here for you now -- and down the road. i have a lifetime of experience. so i know how important that is. >>> brecking news, senate democrats vote to approve the nuclear option, a move that would make the partisan divide on capitol hill eeven worse. >>> also right now -- a massive cargo plane getting ready to take off from an extremely short runway at a kansas airport where it was never supposed to be in the first place. woel sh we'll show you the challenging feat live this hour. >>> also, new jersey governor chris christie riding high, brand-new leader of the republican governors association, that could set him up perfectly for 2016. >>> hello, i'm wolf blitzer reporting from washington. if you think congress is bitterly divided now, just hold on. only a few moments ago the senate approved the nuclear option, making it easier to end filibusters. i
before going live this cms office of information services e-mails others and centers for medicare and medicaid services writing, we ran several@ performance in stress test says last three days but the results are not dead and not consistent all. later we ran to more cycles of testing. we attempted to cycles, nighter was successful. later that day cms to p chief information officer for rights, i do not want a repeat of what happened near the end of december 2005 when medicare and a meltdown. this is to get your attention if i did not have already been two days before the site went live after questioning if cms had run several different tests and a litany of problems, the white house chief technology officer rights to massive cudas again for the incredible progress the team is making. republicans say this further proves the white house knew of significant problems of the website and said the website was on track and then allowed it to launch with predictable results. the white house says they have a knowledge officials red flag but never thought it would be this bad and say the prob
dealing with medicare part d the prescription drug program we did the same thing. we went out there though we weren't in total agreement with the law and it was having website problems we went out and held sessions because we wanted to make sure our constituents were protected. >> think about this. elected officials are going to take their time and effort to go orchestrate negative impact hearings across the country. how regressive could that be? what kind of mindset do you have to be in to go out and look for people who are going to come to a bitch session and that is exactly what it is going to be, what they're looking for. >> you know what? the sad part about it, they're going to be using our tax dollars to do that. >> exactly. >> they are not going to move anything forward or any legislation forward on this. all they're going to do is collect negative material to throw it at the president. in the meantime you are telling me the democrats are going to set up infrastructure to get people signed up that is what we're supposed to do, ed. >> yeah. >> i didn't come here to washington to thro
medicare money to help his state. letting states decide this sort of thing was not a bad idea. and again, we should stress that we are not taking sides with what chris christie and folks like this are trying to do. >> they are basically saying that there is an opportunity to get federal funding for the states to expand medicaid coverage if they go along with this lot. they are saying that they think that's a good thing for the population. i'm not a political guy, but i think that i can understand the calculation and i think it's crazy that it's become such a hot button political issue. >> here's where i see the inconsistency. but you can't have your cake and eat it too. if you're going to bash the president's law, you must bash all components of that lot and money from the government, that means raising it from taxpayers in the state. that makes some of these others look hypocritical. so what do you say to that? >> they may think that my car insurance premiums are too high, but a five accident, they're going to take my money. neil: that is a very good point. that's putting me down brilli
reasons that go deeply beyond medicare. you have a fictional universe. let's have a reality-based conversation about solving health care problems in this country. if you do, if you pull out the partisan spin, you start to think things like when this was originally planned it was championed because it was market based and about individual responsibility which is what they call the mandate. >> you're going to to look at the conversation when you're talking about the way the districts are drawn at this point. both sides are largely in state districts. they have no motivation to compromise. the people who are voting are sending them there to send a message, not to compromise. >> until the message is, find a solution to our problems and we're going to punish you if you don't. >> that's called leadership. look, everybody knows they can do better, whether it's will or ben ferguson, begala on the left. everybody has to know they have to step up their game. >> i'm worried about the assumptions we bake into the cake. i'm worried government means government solutions. government being
according to the congressional budget office, the spending on medicare and medicaid by 2020 would be 10% less if this cost growth slowdown persists. now everybody is wait to go see whether in fact the economy grows morrow bustly. it will wipe out some of these. the white house relies on them for changes in reimbursement rates, hospital penalties to make sure they're providing care more efficiently. all sorts of reforms that could potentially slow health care costs over the long run. that's something the administration wants to point to. we'll see how long it lasts. >> many thanks. john howard, we appreciate it. back with our panel. i want to get your quick take on what he just reported. there's a difference of opinion about the definitions. glen kesler said national health care expenditures have been growing just under 4% for the same time period. it may be a definitional issue. the question before the house, both of these numbers are slowdown numbers. the question before the house and i'll start with you, congressman, can obama care take credit for the 1.5% number or the slow down numb
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